I’m fairly confident I know the answer here, but wanted to get confirmation.
I’ve recently shifted most of my work folders over to Google Drive and switched on streaming. Duplicacy now aborts with a “Failed to read 0 bytes” error once it attempts to read a file on the virtual Google drive.
I’m assuming this is caused by the fact that the files are being streamed from Google’s cloud storage and Duplicacy is unable read the actual file contents. Is that correct? And is there any way to address the issue apart from turning off streaming and mirroring all the files to my local hard drive?
As an aside, I’ve started playing around with Rclone and have set up a sync job to copy my Google Drive folders to a local Linux server. The only wrinkle (and apparently this is a common workaround) is that Rclone converts all of the native Google Docs and Sheets files to Microsoft Word and Excel in order to store the files locally. Still scratching my head over why Google stores these objects in a way that doesn’t allow for them to be copied natively off their cloud service. Well… cynically, I suspect I know the answer to that.
Thanks in advance for any feedback / guidance.